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Centre d'Histoire de Montreal

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Located in a former fire station, this museum explores Montreal's history from the 1600s to the present.
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335 place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T1, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-872-3207
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you can only spare an hour, do not miss the Centre d'Histoire de Montreal. The entry price is reasonable, but most importantly what you learn about the city helps you understand it better.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

you vicit a new city take the time to visit something equvelant to that .You learn a part of the history of the town.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank spyridon d
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Really interesting and clear exposition of the city's growth and cultural background. Might sound dry, but certainly made interesting by the personal touches included the displays. The history of the city on the ground floor took up the whole of the hour and a half...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank meic_watkins
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Small, comprehensive and well laid out. Info given by films, models, wall panels and recordings, in a well integrated way. Nice virtual reality ‘tour’ in their Expo 67 section on the upper floor. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Minnou
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Interesting place for a visit. Not a big one. It is an old fire station. It was built on the way of the small river which afterwards had been hidden in a pipe. You can take guided tour here. Museum tells about two important stories...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Svetlana V
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interesting stuff on Montreal's history. They also had a nice exhibit about Expo 67, the cutting-edge international exhibition hosted in Montreal in 1967.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is not a particularly great site, although only five dollars, three floors, but not worth the bother A lot of info on the Expo must have been big

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snei
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I may have been expecting too much but I can't recommend visiting this Centre. It has very little more than a very basic history of the city. The entry fee is low, but even so I don't rate it as worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jude I
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Centre D'Histoire de Montreal is a great place to go before you see the other sights. It gives you a detailed and thorough history of the city, including First Nations, the different settlers in Montreal, the industrial age, etc. The exhibits are detailed enough...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Full of history on Montreal. We enjoyed visiting this museum (it also gave us respite from the hot sunshine!). We particularly enjoyed the big map at the entrance and trying to locate all the places on it and put them in the right place. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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25 August 2016|
Response from Leigh61 | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours, depending how many exhibits you go to and how much you read of the signage